If you haven’t seen Vaipo waterfall then you haven’t really visited Nuku Hiva. At 350m it is the highest waterfall in The Islands of Tahiti. To get there you first have to take a boat to the bay of Hakatea, and from there you penetrate deep into the Hakaui valley along the royal path. This ancient stone-laid trail takes you through forests of Tahitian chestnut trees and winds its way beneath abrupt cliff faces. A walk that’s full of surprises, including burial caves and tiki which add to its mystical atmosphere.
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